I live in the UK, so not having to get used to a LHD car would be great! Are these RHD Trifives super rare? Or should i just get the dash on an LHD flipped around if i want a RHD one?
I don't think they are rare in Australia.
It's not just flipping the dash to make a RHD, but I've heard of it being done in Australia. Parts to make the change are apparently rare. The steering box is different, firewall, steering column, shift linkage, wiring are all reversed.
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The numbers of these RHDs in Australia are now are pretty constant. More and more are coming onto the road as they get restored and fixed up – not many barn finds at all. And only seldom does one get written off.
Of the approx 2000 57 Australian RHD cars made, there would be less that half that left.
Not sure about production numbers for other RHD countries – or how many would be left. Either way, getting one to the UK would be a monster.
Then there are the LHD cars that have been converted – so that adds to the list too.
And as Don says, there is a lot to do in converting a LHD car, even if it is done cut/shut as opposed to changing out the firewall and dash. Think of the little things too like the handbrake bracket and accelerator pedal. Ask me how I know!
1957 RHD Belair Sport Coupe
1956 LHD Belair Sport Sedan – Purchased 2017
I believe all RHD 55-57 Chevys and Pontiacs used 55-6 Chev dashboards and have seen examples
I'm not sure what other markets got, but here in Australia at least Pontiacs from 1955-57 were built on the US chassis, and received the Pontiac V8, 3 speed transmission, and a right hand drive version of the 1955 Pontiac dash, not the Chevy item.
First photo is a 1956 Pontiac, second is a 1957 Pontiac, both Australian cars.